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Miniaturized Wideband Flexible CPW Antenna with Hexagonal Ring Slots for Early Breast Cancer Detection

  • Afyf AmalEmail author
  • Bellarbi Larbi
  • Achour Anouar
  • Riouch Fatima
  • Errachid Abdelhamid
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 366)

Abstract

This paper presents a miniaturized flexible microstrip antenna designed using a Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) material. The developed design consists on a hexagon radiator with two ring slots excited by a CPW feed line, providing an operating frequency in S-band at 3GHz with an important bandwidth of 600MHz. This structure offers a thin thickness (1.6mm) with an overall size of 30×20 mm2 that’s can assure an easy integration into clothes as wearable antennas used for early breast cancer detection. Modeling and performances evaluation of the proposed antenna in terms of return loss, voltage standing wave ratio, radiation pattern, and current distribution have been carried out using CST-MW STUDIO simulator.

Keywords

Miniaturized flexible CPW-fed UWB antenna LCP Wearable antennas Early breast cancer detection Ring hexagonal slots CST-MW STUDIO 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Afyf Amal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bellarbi Larbi
    • 1
  • Achour Anouar
    • 1
  • Riouch Fatima
    • 2
  • Errachid Abdelhamid
    • 3
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Laboratory (LGE)Higher National School of Technical Education (ENSET)RabatMorocco
  2. 2.SRTS LaboratoryNational Institute of Post and Telecommunications (INPT)RabatMorocco
  3. 3.Institute of Analytic Sciences (ISA)University of LyonLyonFrance

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